Administration

About Administration

The Gitsegukla Administration Office is the governing body of our community. The housing, employment assistance, finance, and technology departments are managed from within.
There are about a dozen staff members working within Administration, and with the majority of staff being community members who live in the community, we understand the struggles and challenges that our people endure, and we do our best to make these challenges easier to overcome.

Chief & Council

The council is an elected body responsible for the administration of programs and services with the help of the administration staff.  Programs include housing, health, education, environmental issues and cultural events. Additional responsibilities of the council include participation in consultation and negotiations regarding land, title, treaty and other legal matters related to the traditional territory, rights and resources of the Gitsegukla First Nation.  Council is also responsible for the conduct and oversight of resource and infrastructure development, business development opportunities, partnerships and sustainability activities.
The Council is made up of an Elected Chief, Deputy Chief, and eight Council members. 

Mission Statement

The Gitsegukla band council will demonstrate honesty, trust and respect in providing responsible governance. We will maintain our traditions, culture and language, and we will create opportunities that will foster a healthy, safe and vibrant community. This will be the foundation for our future generations’ well-being.

Staff

Dharmesh Makwana
Dharmesh Makwana
Band Administrator
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 125)
dharmesh.makwana@gitsegukla.net
Erica Morgan
Erica Morgan
Receptionist
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 121)
reception@gitsegukla.net
Leona Russell
Leona Russell
Finance Clerk
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 124)
leona.russell@gitsegukla.net
Veronica Milton
Veronica Milton
Assistant Finance Clerk
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 126)
veronica.milton@gitsegukla.net

Darrell Turner
Darrell Turner
Public Works Manager
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 130)
darrell.turner@gitsegukla.net
Donna Alexcee
Donna Alexcee
Employment Assistance Services
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 128)
esa@gitsegukla.net
Melida Argueta
Melida Argueta
Housing Assistant
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 133)
melida.argueta@gitsegukla.net
Hunter Frank
Hunter Frank
Technology Services
(250) 849-5490 (ext. 122)
hunter.frank@gitsegukla.net